Yoga for Menopause

Our students swear yoga gives them more energy, reduces stress, helps them lose weight, improves their health and relationships—even their sex lives!

Meditation increases progesterone levels that will allow you to feel calmer and more centered in your life.

Some pre-menopausal women may experience problems maintaining their weight. This is because your body is actually trying to hold onto fat, particularly in the abdominal area. Fat secretes estrogen—a valuable hormone during menopause.

Supplements and foods you might consider adding to your diet:

  • Herbal supplements: such as dong quai, chaste berry, black cohosh, licorice root

  • Flaxseed: lignans, fiber and Omega-3 fats (such as fatty fish)

  • Bioflavonoids in fruits and vegetables: cherries, cranberries, blueberries, bilberries, whole grains, grape skins and red clover

  • Soy

  • Green tea

  • Calcium

Food and habits you might consider removing from your diet and lifestyle:

  • Caffeine

  • M.S.G

  • Smoking: QUIT

  • Aspartame (found in some diet sodas)

  • Highly glycemic foods: white bread, white rice, sweets and candies. Eating them during mid-day instead of the evening helps your metabolism.

  • Chocolate

  • Refine and high-glycemic-index carbohydrates

  • Grain products

  • Red wine and alcohol

  • Peanuts

  • Also Keep in Mind Eat at least three meals a day

  • Focus on portion size, not calories.

  • Eat protein at each meal.

  • Eat a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables daily

  • Eat healthy fats each day.


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